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Runners enjoy Zacharias 5K Memorial at Buhach Colony

Alfonso Garcia, Cross-Country Coach at Buhach Colony High School, introduced the first annual David Zacharias 5K Memorial Run at the Buhach Colony High School track on Sept. 4 just before 7:30 a.m. with a tribute to its namesake, David Zacharias. Zacharias was an outstanding supporter of the community who fell unconscious while…

Young Patriots Challenge teaches kids about U. S. Constitution

The Young Patriots Challenge (YPC), a local contest with a patriotic theme, will be held in Atwater between Sept. 13 and 17. Because our citizens’ Constitutional protections and rights were fundamental to our nation’s founding, a local group of Merced County volunteers organized to assist public school and home school teachers in meeting the…

Pizza Guys opening marks next chapter of success story

Swaran Singh, an experienced entrepreneur, with the help of wife Parmjit Kaur, daughter Sanaya Kaur, and son Tanmayveer Singh, is developing a Pizza Guys franchise at 263 E. Bellevue Road in Atwater from scratch and anticipates opening on Aug. 30. Singh, age 50, is originally from India.  He came to the United States when he was a teenager…

MCSD prioritizes avoiding Delta Variant cases at school

The leap in pediatric COVID cases has become concerning as school campuses reopen for in-person instruction. It’s especially troubling because according to the State Department of Public Health, vaccination is the best way to prevent infection and only 63 percent of those age 12 and older are fully vaccinated; children younger than 12…

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